Irregardless Cafe

4.7
4374 Reviews
$30 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan

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Good Vegetarian Options
Winner of OpenTable’s Top 50 Vegetarian Restaurants in the U.S. and INDYWeek’s Best Salad in Wake County 2019. Offering an award-winning and inclusive experience since 1975 in Downtown Raleigh. Irregardless Café is an authentic Raleigh experience, offering dishes for every guest.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4374 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good food. Deserts were especially good (cheery cobbler and butterscotch cheesecake).

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Susan
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was a delight and the food was delicious! An explosion of flavor in every course right down to the berry cobbler with ice cream. This place never disappoints! Strolling violinists were a nice touch and not overwhelming as anticipated. Always a great date night for us!

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CarlH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They offer a lot of options for vegans, meat lovers and also cater to dairy or gluten free as well as other food allergies. Also, each of the dishes and desserts we had were amazing. There were also two violinists playing and strolling around playing. We really enjoyed our evening.

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Brandon
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was top notch. Tall dude with glasses and curly hair

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. We will be going back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I would love for that stage to come back that was our favorite part. I justified the price of food very much because of the live performances. There was a pianist their last night but it was the same. Also our server could have tried a bit more. Don’t remember her name, snd she wasn’t bad. Just didn’t make me feel like i was fine dining

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GailB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A most fabulous vegan option. My husband, non-vegan, thoroughly enjoyed his dish as well. The food was superb and of the highest quality and taste. Thank you for being there!

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CeliaF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, wine and service. The live guitar was a nice addition.

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LeighanneK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and the food was AMAZING. The service was terrific as our server was lovely and we didn't have to wait long at all for our food. I will definitely be going back the next time I am in Raleigh!

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Worthy
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A must in Raleigh! Last night was my first time at Irregardless Cafe, and I will be back!

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EmmaD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I got the fried okra, stuffed pumpkin, and orange tofu-- all three dishes were delicious! We will be coming back.

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vipACfromDurham
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always e enjoy the variety of options. The trout entree was especially good.

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vipPTAAA
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had vegan entrees to change it up a bit and they were all great! Couldn’t tell it was vegan chorizo. Food was flavorful.

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StephanieT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister is vegan, and we like to support her choices and this place was perfect! A variety of options, ALL delicious, extremely friendly staff, comfortable dining room - I really am excited to go back. We went for brunch, and I had the root hash, my mom had the vegan chorizo hash, my sister had the vegan biscuits and gravy, we split a vegan cinnamon roll for the table, and we each had a delicious beverage alongside. Can't say enough good things!!

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SandraR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Irregardless Cafe! It’s where I bring my out of town guests. Always great menu choices including vegan. Very nice staff, good value for the money. Some nights they might have a show- this charming place represents the best of Raleigh & is located near NC State U.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some things have changed since the last time I was here (before the pandemic)…the remodel isn’t as cozy as it used to be…but respecting social distancing is important during these challenging times. I’m glad to see the cafe has adopted this protocol. It is always an enjoyable experience…the service was great (Liz specifically). Well done

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming here since 1983, and have never had a bad experience

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Pickynnc
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the Morgan Street Chicken and the cherry cobbler!

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ErikaG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for my birthday dinner with the ladies! Our waiter was wonderful and the food was delish!

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Mike
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, always. We have ben coming to Irregardless since the &0s.

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Ladyrider
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Wait staff excellent. Cinnamon bun excellent. The TBLT had too much meat and mayo for my tastes. Loved being outside: noise level too high inside.

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fred
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good product. We go out 1 time a week so better be good. Thx

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JohnM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We incorporated Irregardless into our anniversary celebration. We were happily surprised by the creative and delectable creations presented to us. Definitely will return…with friends!

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vipDavidB
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic as always. They always seat you promptly. Server was very personable and had good knowledge about menu items. Courses came out as ordered.

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CherellH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dining experience. The food was all fresh and tasty, my non-vegan spouse enjoyed the vegan dishes. My children and I are often limited when we dine out, but not at Irregardless Cafe, there were plenty of options. The vegan butterscotch cheesecake was simply divine. Our server was amazing as well. We can hardly wait to go back.

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LouiseT
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is always a good choice for dining out. The food is always fresh, well prepared and there are good choices for everyone from the vegan to the meat eater.

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Bankerbri
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This special gem was recommended to us for our sisters trip as a “cannot miss” experience and it definitely did not disappoint. The food was beautifully prepared and delicious. We ate outside with lovely music snd only the occasional sidewalk jogger or car horn disrupting our dinner. An absolutely lovely dining experience.

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Victor
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve only gone for Sunday brunch, and I have to say it is a great spot for it. The food is amazing, as is the service. The live music is a great addition as well. It’s quickly becoming my go to for Sunday brunch with my friends.

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BmwCatherine
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was fabulous. Definitely 5star brunch. Made reservations through Open Table and were taken at exactly the minute we arrived. Got a great table and beverages were served right away. Quick, efficient and courteous service all the way. The actual food was fabulous. I wanted eggs Benedict and it’s surprising how hard it seems fit some restaurants. The sauce often tastes prepackaged or something but not at irregardless cafe. It was perfect. The poached eggs perfection and Holland side sauce to die for. The little twist was that instead of Canadian bacon they used smoked salmon and I must say this was an outstanding upgrade. The only negative is the noise level. If not for that every category would be 5 stars-but then again we’re older and a younger crowd might think that perfect too!

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vipMichaelP
Charlotte
41 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food offerings and cater to vegans and vegheads. Service was spot on for a busy Sunday brunch. Only issue was the coffee should be stronger and better quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, sat outside and loved it. Still one of our favorite restaurants.

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Gigi
Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! Always a winner! Live Music. Vegetarian options, vegan options and now some for meat-eaters.

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Kristy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot with lots of outdoor seating as well. I had the goat cheese omelette which was delicious!

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Local
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding for vegan and gluten-free. Wonderful desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and environment

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SallyE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Irregardless is my favorite restaurant in Raleigh and has been for decades. The food is always excellent and fresh.

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vipJenG
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! They have something for everyone! The burger was OUTSTANDING!!! Cocktail menu has many great selections! Can’t wait to return!

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vipDavidB
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server was very attentive but not intrusive. She made great suggestions, food arrived quickly and was exactly as described.

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SuzanneB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside. The meal was exquisite. The flavours were many and magnificent. Our favourite place for 20 years. Beautiful transition you guys!🙏🏻

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MissSandyToes
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch menu had many options! Service was prompt. Plenty of coffee refills. Food well prepared and delicious. Busy place. Room was loud!! Lots of college students and their parents. Parked in free lot close by. Would definitely return.

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You can order delivery directly from Irregardless Cafe using the Order Online button. Irregardless Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 833-8898.

Irregardless Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 4374 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.